What first struck me about this scene was how the shadows from the gas pumps fanned out from their light source, being the last full rays of the sun going down behind the mountains. All the elements were in just the right place at the right time to evoke that late afternoon feeling in a road side oasis. I kept the extraneous details to a minimum so that the late afternoon polarized light would easily take center stage.

- Mitchell Freifeld

Long Shadows

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

25" h x 35" w x 1.75" d
3 lbs. 3 oz.



Mitchell Freifeld
Portland, Oregon

Getting to Know Mitchell

Mitchell Freifeld cannot remember a time when he did not draw and paint. He won his first juried show at age 10 and decided that someday, he’d be a “real painter.” He settled in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early ’70s and got involved in the burgeoning tech industry. From there, he moved to Portland upon accepting an information technology position. After being laid off the day of the September 11 terrorist attacks, he devoted himself full-time to painting and has been living his dream ever since. His work focuses on architecture and cityscapes, and portrays everyday places that “become lost to our curiosity through sheer familiarity.”